At Solar Power International 2009 a declaration was made. It was not for independence from the British, nor did Bill Pullman from the 1996 movie Independence Day make a declaration. A Declaration for Solar Independence was made by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)’s Rhone Resch. The eight solar rights of this declaration are:
- Americans have the right to put solar on their homes or businesses.
- Americans have the right to connect their solar energy system to the grid with uniform national standards.
- Americans have the right to Net Meter and be compensated at the very least with full retail electricity rates.
- The solar industry has the right to a fair competitive environment.
- The solar industry has the right to produce clean energy on public lands.
- The solar industry has the right to interconnect and build new transmission lines.
- Americans have the right to buy solar electricity from their utility.
- 8. Americans have the right to – and should expect – the highest ethical treatment from the solar industry.
- So why does the solar industry need a Declaration of Independence? Read More…
Although a recent poll shows that 92% of Americans are in favor of solar, they really have no idea of the challenges of making solar widely available to them. The Solar Bill of Rights outlines these challenges.
So how does this relate to Tucson?
Well revolutions need a grass roots base to have any chance for success; therefore, we are asking the people of Tucson if you support solar independence, please link to the above video and/or the website.
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